A tour at Ferrari Museums

Tour at Ferrari Museums

The tour at Ferrari Museums in Maranello and Modena is a unique experience for any teenager. Then you can imagine how it is if this teenager is passionate about motors.

Matteo Monticone Tour at Ferrari Museums

So, what’s better than let Matteo Monticone, my 13 years old nephew, tell about the tour at Ferrari Museums and his experience? It’s his turn.

Tour at Ferrari Museums of Matteo Monticone A tour at Ferrari Museums

I am going to choose the high school to attend, so in this period I’m trying to take up among my passions and my interests: I search for a profession or a work area which can give me satisfactions in the future besides be good for my skills.

Tour at Ferrari Museums

I don’t search for an occupation to earn my living (which is a necessary and certainly honourable thing) but I would live thanks to my passions which will be never a burden since they are precisely passions.

Tour at Ferrari Museums

My biggest passions are cars and technologies around them.

Tour at Ferrari Museums

Of course I particularly love the variants, the elaborations, the modifications and all those operations which turn a special thing into an exceptional one.

Tour at Ferrari Museums

Passions and professions by Matteo’s point of view

I’m not attracted by the driver profession, despite what people can easily think about a teenager like me. According to me, to be a driver involves sacrifices like always travelling around all over the world (I think this is not much consistent with the idea of a family) besides involving more risks.

Tour at Ferrari Museums

Instead I am interested in the development of technology and in the idea of realizing a new car model which will pushing ahead the progress, will defeat limits and will give honour to the car manufacturer.

Tour at Ferrari Museums

Maranello’s trip

After this short presentation, you will realize that I am not a person who is satisfied with, so I had started my research from a trip to Maranello: it’s Italian, it’s the car par excellence, it’s a dream and it contains inside itself the best that technology can offer. In one word…it’s FERRARI.

Tour at Ferrari Museums

So, to me the tour at Ferrari Museum is a very good starting point.

Tour at Ferrari Museums

Just arrived to Maranello, in the hinterland of Modena, the first thing you can realize it’s the great quantity of Ferrari cars parked in the streets.

Tour at Ferrari Museums

Actually, there are many linked industries hiring several types of Ferrari cars for a lap or a practice.

Tour at Ferrari Museums

Just entered the Ferrari Museum you are welcomed by the reconstruction of a pit wall.

Tour at Ferrari Museums

Here you realize how telemetry have revolutionized the running of a race, moving and increasing the functions of some instruments’ monitoring parameters which before were inside the car, from the driver to his team. Everything needs many specific skills beyond the car and its driver.

Tour at Ferrari Museums

The pit wall made recall me the control room of the mission to the moon which I have seen at Kennedy Space Center. Then you are welcomed in a room entirely dedicated to F1. Here you can find all sorts of Ferrari F1 cars from the 1940s to 2011. They are enriched by explanations and matters of curiosities about the evolution of each detail: why the rear spoiler or the front one have a certain shape and why they were realized to deflect the air and make it arrive on the tyres in a certain way

Tour at Ferrari Museums

Technical solutions and matters of curiosities

Keep going with the tour we meet the first 4×4 car thought and realized by Mauro Forghieri: it makes almost smile the technical solution of an engine not in axis with the car to allow the passage of the transmission shaft keeping anyway the low barycentre.

Tour at Ferrari Museums

If I think that today the 4×4 is going to become fashion on all sorts of cars even those ones which needn’t it and that this engineer realized this model in 1987…here it is what it means to be a precursor.

Tour at Ferrari Museums

A matter of curiosity: Mr. Forghieri would have dedicated to planes but it was introduced into Ferrari world almost “by chance” and he was the first one to introduce the spoiler on the F1 cars, changing their aspect forever.

Tour at Ferrari Museums of Matteo Monticone

The Trophy Room of the Ferrari Museum

The tour at Ferrari Museums continues and we go into the “trophy room”. Excited and thrilled. Without seem blasphemous it is like going into a temple, you breathe a holy atmosphere: hundreds, maybe thousands of men and minds have faced and won challenges against the forces of nature, against the cars’ limits and against many competitors to gain these victories. They hand down to generations the most important of the witnesses : knowledge and experience. Of course, trophies are accompanied by the F1 cars which won them.

Tour at Ferrari Museums of Matteo Monticone

Trophies were so many that they didn’t stayed in the camera of my mobile phones!!!

Tour at Ferrari Museums

The explanation I found more delightful is certainly that one about Kers: the Kinetic Energy Recovery System during braking. I have already heard mention many times but seeing it in front of me finally made me understand how this system works (it is going to arrive from F1 to the production cars, too).

Tour at Ferrari Museums

The room I enjoyed most it was the one-off room, a room where there are the copies of some Ferrari which people (definitely rich also for the average of Ferrari customer) made realized and personalized with also structural modifications. People start from a model on the market and then realize another one as a “unique model”. If you think that to have got a Ferrari isn’t enough to distinguish yourself…you need a One-Off!

Tour at Ferrari Museums

At the end of the tour we didn’t resist so we took a photo onboard a Ferrari California (it costs 20€, not exactly low-cost!) and then we had lunch

Tour at Ferrari Museums

A quick and cheap lunch but very good which we enjoyed thanks to the photo onboard the Ferrari California.

Tour at Ferrari Museums

Enzo Ferrari Museum

After had lunch we went to Modena: the tour at Ferrari Museum isn’t complete without visiting the Enzo Ferrari Museum. It’s the first garage of Enzo which was readjusted to Engine Museum: next to his home a very big pavilion was built where you can go over the history of the brand through many “road” models. Very interesting.

Tour at Ferrari Museums

This was my tour at Ferrari Museums. I loved them and I recommend this tour to all young people and to all people who have a weakness for the motors and for all these luxury sports cars.

Tour at Ferrari Museums

To end the day brilliantly we went visit the Duomo of Modena. Actually, my dad obliged me to do it: he said to me that since we were so closed it would be a pity not to visit the old town centre of this town.

Tour at Ferrari Museums

Useful tips for the tour at Ferrari Museums:

  • Admittance to the two Ferrari Museums is 26€ for adults and it’s open date,
  • There’s a 4 Euros off compared to the purchase of the two separate museums,
  • The two museums are 20km far from each other. You can do many additional activities: tour at the factory and on the track, simulators, pit stops at not exactly low cost prices.

Did you like my post? Let me know it in the comments. Who knows, maybe I can be taken in again by my aunt to tell you about some new experience!

Tour at Ferrari Museums of Matteo Monticone



 

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